Biopharma Trek to Boston

November 12 – 14, 2018

myCHOICE is excited to offer our fifth professional development trek! Six trainees from the University of Chicago will travel to Boston for 2 days of site visits to a wide variety of research companies in that city. Trek participants will also engage in social networking opportunities, including meet-ups with trainees from Boston University and M.I.T. and a UChicago Alumni Reception hosted by the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association.

The application for this trek is now closed.

Why should you participate in treks like these?

  • Learn about industry research careers at various pharma and biotech companies in Boston.

  • Network with UChicago alumni who are working in industry research.

  • Network with trainees from MIT and Boston University.

  • Discover job opportunities and life in Boston.

Registration Requirements & Expectations of myCHOICE Trek Participants:

  • All applicants must be a trainee in the UChicago Biological Sciences Division or have graduated or ended their postdoctoral training in the BSD within the past two years.

  • Become a myCHOICE Trainee by submitting the myCHOICE Trainee Application.

  • Complete the myCHOICE Trek application. We strongly suggest that applicants consult with career advisors at UChicagoGRAD during the production of their application materials. Make your appointment with Briana Konnick or Mike Tessel here.

  • Write a reflection on your experience in a short statement (< 500 words)​ upon completion of the trek.

  • myCHOICE will cover the airfare and hotel accommodations related to the trip. The trainee is responsible for daily transportation, meals, and any other expenses.

Photos From Last Year’s Trek

Biopharma 2018

Bluebird Biosciences




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Learn more about last year’s Boston Trek here.